Why Travel Beyond

Ever since I discovered my love of travel I have wanted to work in the industry. After all, what could be better than turning something you love into a career? Having been all over the world, I truly believe traveling has made me the person I am today.And knowing how much of a positive impact traveling has had on me, it excites me to help other people have those same experiences. Plus, I enjoy the trip planning process almost as much as the trips themselves. I feel lucky to have found a group of people at Travel Beyond that share the same passion! 

Destinations Visited

Africa: Morocco
Latin America: Argentina, Chile
Southeast Asia: Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand
Additional Countries: Antarctica, Antigua + Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Fiji, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts + Nevis, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, South Korea, Sweden, United Kingdom

Education

BS in Psychology + Communication, University of North Dakota

Career History

Prior to my role at Travel Beyond, I held positions in the supply chain, property management and healthcare industries. It wasn’t long after graduating college that I found my love for international travel, and eventually realized that the travel industry is where I should be working!  

Most Memorable Travel Experience

My most memorable travel experience would have to be my trip to Antarctica. It was unlike anything I’ve ever done before! Our journey began in Ushuaia, Argentina where we set sail to Antarctica. We spent several days doing multiple excursions, during which we were able take a zodiac from the ship to land. I got to see a ton of wildlife, such as leopard seals, orcas, and thousands of penguins! The part of this trip that was most memorable would have to be the night that we slept in a hole in the ice. At about 11pm we ventured out to land and dug holes in the ice and set up our insulated sleeping bags. Shoveling through ice is easier said than done. Sleeping in the holes protected us from wind and other elements. It was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done! 

My most recent trip

My most recent trip was spent road tripping around Portugal for almost three weeks with my best friend. We began by exploring Madeira Island and then spent the rest of the trip on the mainland. We got to see the dramatic cliffs on the coastline of the Algarve and the beautiful wine country in the Douro Valley. We even got to sleep in a wine barrel one night! It was an unforgettable trip and I can’t wait to go back one day.